Investing 101: Stay Away From Bankrupt Companies

In some ways, publicly traded companies are not that much different from individuals. They must generate income and a positive cash flow in order to operate just like you and I need a cash flow to survive and pay our bills. Not unlike individuals, a company can also file for bankruptcy if its obligations become […]

Make My Money Grow Part 3: Should I Invest Or Pay Off Debt?

Some people are thrifty. Some are frugal. Both can be great at saving, and even at paying off debt. All wise choices. But saving is not the same as investing. Saving will pile up your money, while investing can make your money grow itself. But if you hold some debt, should you invest or pay […]

How To Make Your Money Grow Part 2: Save Early

A friend of mine recently mentioned that he’s saved over 6 figures in retirement funds. No, he wasn’t born into money. He wasn’t given a handout. He’s not part of the 1%. He’s not a lawyer or a doctor either. What he did is something any of us can do. He started saving early, even […]

How To Find The Right Or Wrong Penny Stock

“My friend told me about this mining stock that will spike from $0.001 to $5 over the next 6 months.”  WOW, this is a great investment right?…wrong.  Almost everyday someone calls me to talk about some hot penny stock that they know is going to take off.  They got this “tip” from some co-worker that […]

Investing for Beginners | Newbie Mistakes to Watch Out For

I made my first stock trade back in the autumn of 2007. I had read a few books on investing for beginners by Warren Buffet and also the book The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing. I knew just enough to be dangerous. And dangerous I was. I made some fantastic trades with 300 to 400% returns, […]

The History of Trading: Who Were the First Stock Traders and What Can We Learn From Them?

If you look through the history of trading, you’ll see stock markets did not begin as the gargantuan behemoths they are today. The beginnings of trading wasn’t in stocks, as “companies” didn’t exist as they do today. In 12th century France there were those, on behalf of banks, in charge of managing and regulating debts […]

Rise Of The Female Trader [Infographic]

This week’s financial infographic depicts something I see every day – the ever-growing number of female traders entering the financial arena. It’s not just traders; more and more women are attending my financial education seminars, opening accounts and expressing a general interest in the market. I won’t pretend to know why women are starting to […]

Is Forex Right For You

The following post was written by guest poster Rick Decardo, who writes for Dailyforex.com. The foreign exchange markets are extremely attractive to a large number of people. Now that they have been opened up to the common public, there are a large number of individuals that are willing to try their hand at maximizing their profits […]

Weekly Stock Pick & Favorite Reads

The stock to watch in the 47th week of the year is Apple (AAPL). You could say that Apple has been the hot stock for the last couple of years, but the recent decline in Apple’s stock price has me keeping my eye on it this week. Since hitting an intraday high of $705.07 on […]

Make Better Investments Using Corporate Finance

To be a successful investor, you have to know what your stock positions are worth. I’m not referring to simple metrics like the current stock price or market capitalization.  I’m talking about the actual value of a firm using concepts and fundamentals found in corporate finance. If this investment strategy sounds familiar to you, it’s […]